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Open Training College

Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin, D14 P9E4, Goatstown, D14 P9E4, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D14 P9E4

The Open Training College

The Open Training College offers courses in management, social care and continuing professional development. Courses at the Open Training College include applied management, professional development, professional social care, intellectual disability practice and CPD courses. We exist to provide accredited training courses and consultancy services to the human services and non-profit sector.

Our knowledge and expertise:

  • Provides people with the skills required to effectively perform their professional roles through courses
  • Directly addresses the operational and strategic challenges experienced by organisations within the sector
  • Makes a constructive contribution to policy and professional practice
  • Offers positive outcomes for service users by encouraging best-practice person-centred processes and competencies

At the Open Training College, our degree level and professional development courses and programmes provide disability and social care professionals with the skills required to deliver effective person centred services. Our accredited certificate, degree and professional development courses and programmes provide people with the knowledge and skills required to manage effectively in a challenging environment. The Open Training College has spent over 20 years working as training experts. In that role we have combined extensive first-line experience with a detailed knowledge of the strategic and operational dynamics of the space.

Established by St. Michael’s House in 1992, our philosophy is, and always will be, shaped by the demands of our sector and the needs of our staff, students, client organisations and service users. We believe that everything we do has to make a difference. To achieve that, it:

  • Must be sector-specific
  • Has to be practical in every sense of that word
  • Remain relevant and meet the highest possible standards of professional practice
  • Reflect the realities of people’s lives

This commitment has driven our desire to create a community of learning and professional practice, one that focuses on the acquisition, dissemination and practical application of knowledge and expertise.

 We believe that this approach – built on collaboration between ourselves, our students and the more than 220 organisations we work with – has created a unique environment in which people from the human services and non-profit sector can learn and work together in ways that make a real difference to our service users.  It has driven:
  • Who we are
  • Our relationship with students and the courses we provide
  • The kind of consultancy services and partnerships we have built up over the last quarter century

For more information about courses and programmes at the Open Training College, view our courses in the Nightcourses.com Course Finder.

BA in Applied Management (Human Services)

Next course commencement: Autumn 2023 Application deadline: Contact the College —- The BA in Applied Management (Human Services) is a QQI accredited (Level 7) 3-year degree programme created by, and for people working in the human services and non-profit sector. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to manage for the good of: Services users The…

BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7
BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of Three Years. BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7 gives a Course Qualification of Ordinary Bachelor Degree, awarded by QQI. For more information about BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 7 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Bachelor of Arts in Social Care - approved by CORU - CPD options still available
Bachelor of Arts in Social Care - approved by CORU - CPD options still available is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of Three years. Bachelor of Arts in Social Care - approved by CORU - CPD options still available gives a Course Qualification of Ordinary Bachelor Degree, awarded by QQI. For more information about Bachelor of Arts in Social Care - approved by CORU - CPD options still available at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory
Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 90 minutes over up to 5 days. For more information about Back Care and Manual Handling Online Theory at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Cert in Training and Development ONLINE - QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award - Spring 2023

The next course commences late-Spring, 2023 with an Online (Zoom) Orientation Session (12pm to 1pm). Apply now! This Training and Development Award is the nationally approved Level 6 QQI professional qualification for new and experienced trainers. The twelve week programme provides participants with the tools to identify training needs and design, plan, deliver and evaluate quality…

Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) - Autumn 2023
Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) - Autumn 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of One Year. Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) - Autumn 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) - Autumn 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports - September 2023
Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports - September 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 12 weeks. Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports - September 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports - September 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Certificate in Empowerment and Advocacy - Spring 2023
Certificate in Empowerment and Advocacy - Spring 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 8 Weeks. Certificate in Empowerment and Advocacy - Spring 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Certificate in Empowerment and Advocacy - Spring 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Certificate in Exploring Disability

Exploring Disability is a first module of the QQI accredited, 3 year BA in Contemporary Disability Studies degree course for people working in the disability and social care sector. Who Is This Course For? The course is for disability service professionals looking to extend their knowledge and skills in the area. It is an accredited…

Certificate in Facilitated Learning (Systematic Instruction) - Spring 2023

This accredited Level 6 Certificate in Facilitated Learning course will help you hone your skills as a trainer of people with disabilities. It explores developing and implementing an individual training plan for a person with a disability using the Systematic Instruction teaching strategy. Person centredness is at the heart of this programme, so it is…

Certificate in Patient Safety Complaints Advocacy ONLINE

Next Commencement: Autumn, 2023 Note: No Fees increase since 2020 This Level 7 course (20 Credits) is designed for people who will be working as advocates for patients wishing to make complaints about the service they or a family member has received from state-funded health or social services. Those participating in the course may be…

Certificate in Supported Employment ONLINE- Level 7 - February 2023
Certificate in Supported Employment ONLINE- Level 7 - February 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 12 weeks. Certificate in Supported Employment ONLINE- Level 7 - February 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Special Purpose Award / Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Certificate in Supported Employment ONLINE- Level 7 - February 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Certificate in Supporting and Working with Families - Spring 2023

Everyone involved in the support of any person needs to recognise and appreciate the hugely important place held by families in the lives of people with intellectual disability, whether this is perceived as positive or negative these familial relationships need to be supported and nourished. Families are often the only constant in the lives of…

Certificate in the Management of a Positive Behavioural Culture

This course is aimed at supervisors and managers of human services for people labelled as challenging. It is also suitable for people aspiring to those roles. The Certificate in Management of a Positive Behaviour Culture is an accredited programme that focuses on how to utilise and effectively manage Positive Behaviour Support in a way that…

Essential Employment Law - March 2023
Essential Employment Law - March 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 6 weeks. Essential Employment Law - March 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Essential Employment Law - March 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Focus on the Individual: Person Centred Planning - March 2023

Next Commencement – March 1st, 2023 Application Deadline: February 15th, 2023 —- This accredited Level 6 course, Focus on the Individual – Person Centred Planning examines how a person centred plan is implemented, facilitated and evaluated. It explores the organisational structures and changes required to support a person centred service that is focused on individualised supports…

Foundation Programme for Working in Residential Services

Covid-19 has brought extensive challenges to all of us, not least ensuring that staff cover is provided in service areas that remain open and ensuring that staff are well informed working in areas possibly unfamiliar to them. The Open Training College (OTC) has been delivering excellent social care education and training since 1992, online since…

Higher Certificate in Applied Management

Next course commencement: Autumn 2023 Apply by: Contact the College Fees Installment Plan — The Higher Certificate in Applied Management (Human Services) is a one-year professional development programme (and Year 2 of the 3-year BA in Applied Management) created for people working in the human services, community and non-profit sector. In this course you will:…

Honours BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 8
Honours BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 8 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of One Year. Honours BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 8 gives a Course Qualification of Honours Bachelor Degree, awarded by QQI. For more information about Honours BA in Contemporary Disability Studies - Level 8 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Human Resource Management & Supervision - March 2023
Human Resource Management & Supervision - March 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 6 Weeks. Human Resource Management & Supervision - March 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Higher Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Human Resource Management & Supervision - March 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Key Management Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Communications - April 2023
Key Management Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Communications - April 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 6 weeks. Key Management Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Communications - April 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Key Management Skills: Teamwork, Leadership and Communications - April 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Managing for Regulation and Inspection - May 2023
Managing for Regulation and Inspection - May 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of Six Weeks. Managing for Regulation and Inspection - May 2023 gives a Course Qualification of CPD, awarded by QQI. For more information about Managing for Regulation and Inspection - May 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Managing Service Quality and Safeguarding - February 2023
Managing Service Quality and Safeguarding - February 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 6 weeks. Managing Service Quality and Safeguarding - February 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Managing Service Quality and Safeguarding - February 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse
Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 90 minutes. Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate. For more information about Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Supervision Training for Persons in Charge - PIC's
Supervision Training for Persons in Charge - PIC's is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of One day. For more information about Supervision Training for Persons in Charge - PIC's at Open Training College, please review the details below.
Supporting Individualised Living and Alternative Services - May 2nd 2023

Learn new approaches in relation to creating, designing and progressing individualised services in Ireland today. This Supporting Individualised Living course provides new material based on international best practice and quality which influence how services are delivered within the wider non-profit/human services setting. Who Is This Course For? This workshop is a must for key decision…

The Certificate in The Manager as Coach and Mentor - Autumn 2023
The Certificate in The Manager as Coach and Mentor - Autumn 2023 is a course run by Open Training College, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 6 weeks. The Certificate in The Manager as Coach and Mentor - Autumn 2023 gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about The Certificate in The Manager as Coach and Mentor - Autumn 2023 at Open Training College, please review the details below.

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Open Training College
Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin, D14 P9E4
Goatstown, D14 P9E4, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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